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A Cooler & Clear Fourth!

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The high pressure that has brought us these hot and humid conditions with afternoon thunderstorms is pushing east as a trough pushes into the Pacific Northwest. This will not only push the thunderstorm threat east, confining any storms to Lake and Modoc counties, but will also ushering drier air from the west. This means that it won’t be as humid and temperatures overnight will be able to cool more quickly. However, it also means that it is drier and any fire started will be able to spread more quickly and with the fire danger level now at ‘High’ that means we need to be extra safe with campfires, fireworks and overall fire safety. If you’re headed out camping be sure to douse any campfires and surrounding area after use, keep hot motorized equipment away from dry areas that can easily catch fire and if you’re using fireworks keep a bucket of water nearby.

Temperatures return to the mid-90s for west side valleys this weekend and mid-80s for east side locations, so it will still be warm but without the humidity it will feel more pleasant. Windy at the coast through Saturday with a Gale Warning and Hazardous Seas Warning and breezy inland.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry